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Which types of rocks can be foliated?
a) Metamorphic
b) igneous
c) sedimentary
d) fossils

How can sedimentary rock be transformed into sediment
a) weathering and erosion
b) melting
c) cooling
d) heat and pressure

What can cause a sedimentary rock to transform into a metamorphic rock?
a) heat and pressure
b) weathering and erosion
c) melting
d) cooling

You find a rock outside of Barnwell. Which type of rock, based on its location in Missouri is it most likely?
a) Sedimentary
b) Igneous
c) Metamorphic
d) Granite

A student observes that an unknown mineral scratches quartz (hardness of 7). What can the student conclude about the hardness of the unknown mineral
a) Unknown mineral is harder than quartz
b) Unknown mineral is softer than quartz
c) Unknown mineral will not scratch quartz
d) unknown mineral is the hardest mineral of all the minerals

At _________boundaries plates slide past each other
a) transform
b) divergent
c) convergent
d)

At _________boundaries plates move away from each other.
a) divergent
b) convergent
c) transform
d)

At _________boundaries plates move toward each other.
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d)

Earthquakes usually occur at ________boundaries
a) transform
b) convergent
c) divergent
d) trench

mountains form at __________boundaries
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) subduction

Volcanoes are likely to form due to _______
a) oceanic crust subducting under continental crust
b) continental crust colliding with continental crust
c) earthquakes
d) transform boundaries sliding past each other

Sea floor spreading is caused by __________
a) convection
b) conduction
c) subduction
d) earthquakes

Sea floor spreading occurs at ________boundaries
a) divergent
b) convergent
c) transform
d) strike-slip

The mid ocean ridge is formed due to ___________
a) sea floor spreading
b) convergent boundaries
c) divergent boundaries
d) subduction zones

Oceanic crust sinking below continental crust is known as _______
a) subduction
b) sea floor spreading
c) divergent
d) convergent

Why did scientists question the continental drift hypothesis?
a) Wegener couldn't explain the force that moved the continents
b) He didn't have enough evidence
c) He didn't have proof
d)

What evidence supports the the theory of continental drift?
a) All the choices are correct
b) fossils
c) rocks
d) climate

Which type of igneous rock can have large crystals?
a) intrusive
b) extrusive
c) lava rock
d) pumice

Which type of rock can have holes from gas bubbles?
a) extrusive igneous
b) intrusive igneous
c) sedimentary
d) metamorphic

__________are examples of non-renewable energy sources.
a) coal and oil
b) wind
c) water
d) solar

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